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aside
a short remark delivered only for the audience's benefit. Asides are often sarcastic, and usually reveal a character's true feelings, unbeknown to other characters
catharsis
emotional purging through a Greek Tragedy
Dionysus
in classical mythology, the god of wine
dramatic foils
2 characters that are opposite but compliment and exaggerate eachothers opposing traits
dynamic character
changes during the story
epithet
a word or phrase that describes a person or thing
exodus
the point where there is all kinds of action
fate
an inevitable and often adverse outcome, condition, or end
flat character
one traited character
flaw
the great error through which the fortunes of the hero of a tragedy are reversed
foreshadowing
clues in a literary work that suggest events that have yet to occur
hubris
excessive pride
irony
a contradiction between a character's understanding and the actual situation. (what we know and what they don't.
metaphor
comparing two things not using like or as
monologue
a long speech which is addressed to the other characters who are on stage with the actor
oracle
somebody or something considered to be a source of knowledge, wisdom, or prophecy
parados
two broad isles / the entrance song of a chorus in a tragedy
personification
a type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics
prologue
introductor statement
recognition
hero's perception of his true self
reversal
an action takes a course not expected my the doer
round character
multiple traited character
simile
comparing two things using like or as
soliloquy
a long speech expressing the thoughts of the character who is alone on stage
static character
stays the same the whole story
tragedy
a type of drama that faces evil, depicts suffering, and ends with the death of the heo or the hero is spiritually crushed.